Pain relief, mobility problems and injury rehabilitation are the focus of our practice at Poke Acupuncture.
Below is a list and explanation of the main conditions that we treat on a daily bases.
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Clinically the most common type of shoulder pain that we see is called shoulder impingement syndrome. Sufferers are usually 40 - 65, they have pain and difficulty lifting their arm out to the side and overhead. Sleeping on the affected side often makes the pain worse as does buttoning up bra straps or hanging the washing on the line. The pain can be felt in the top, side or front of the shoulder, but it is not uncommon for it to radiate into the upper arm and down to the elbow.
Shoulder impingement syndrome can also be associated with: shoulder bursitis, Supraspinatus tendonitis or Supraspinatus tear.
Since most cases of shoulder pain stem from a stability problem of the shoulder our first course of action begins with a functional assessment of the shoulder. A customised treatment is designed and carried out at the first session.
Neck pain is usually felt on one side of the neck. Patients often complain that when they turn their head the pain will travel from the top of the shoulder along the neck to the base of the skull.
Medical diagnosis for neck pain may include: disc bulge, facet syndrome or upper crossed syndrome
Since most cases of neck pain have underlying issues with postural and shoulder instability, treatment begins with a postural and functional assessment of the neck and shoulders. Assessment and a customized treatment are conducted on the first visit.
Ongoing outer hip pain that is often worse with long periods of standing, walking or when the patient tries to sleep on the affected side.
Medical diagnosis for outer hip pain include: Hip bursitis, Greater Trochanter Pain Syndrome, Gluteal tendonitis or tear.
Hip pain is a condition that usually develops slowly over time due to a combination of muscle weakness and compensation patterns. Treatment begins with a functional assessment of the hip and pelvis muscles. Both the assessment and customized treatment are conducted on the first visit.
Sciatic pain can be very scary and debilitating to live with. Patients with sciatica will usually report that after sitting or standing long periods they develop an ache or sharp pain (in the butt) that can travel along the outside of the thigh to the knee. Or alternatively the pain may be felt below the knee on the outside of the lower leg. When walking they may experience tightness in the back of the legs. Sometimes pins & needles or numbness can be felt in the foot or toes.
Sciatica treatment begins with a thorough assessment of the spine, pelvis and core muscles. Then a customized treatment plan is carried out on the first visit.
Patients with lower back pain typically experience two types of pain. The first is a feeling of pain or tension across both sides of the lower back that is worse with sitting or standing for long periods.
The second type is pain that is felt on one side of the lower back. This type of lower back pain can be quite severe and is worse when rolling over in bed. Patients will feel like they have “put their back out” with this second type of lower back pain.
Medical diagnosis associated with lower back pain are: disc bulge, disc degeneration, facet syndrome, Ankylosing Spondylitis.
Lower back pain treatment begins with a functional assessment of the spine, pelvis, hips and muscles of the lower back. Assessment and a customized treatment are conducted on the first visit.
Plantar fasciitis heel pain usually develops gradually. Most individuals complain of pain or stiffness in the heel or inner arch of the foot that is worse with the first few steps in the morning. The pain often goes away or reduces once the foot has warmed up, but only for it to return after a period of sitting or immobility.
Medical diagnosis for plantar fasciitis can include: plantar fasciitis, or bone spur of heel.
Even though the pain is felt in the heel the underlying cause of plantar fasciitis often begins further up the chain. Therefore plantar fasciitis treatment begins with an assessment of the spine, hips and lower leg. Assessment and a customized treatment are conducted on the first visit.
Sciatica, shoulder pain, lower back pain
Eczema, psoriasis, shingles
Constipation, indigestion, nausea
Hot flushes, Menopause, Endometriosis
Vertigo, tension headaches, migraines
Pregnancy support, Labour preparation, Induction, Post-Partum support